GNOME will be very present at FOSDEM 2012. The Free and Open source Software Developers’ European Meeting (FOSDEM) is a major two-day event organized by volunteers to promote the widespread use of Free and Open Source software. It happens every year in Brussels, Belgium.
GNOME will have a booth at FOSDEM this year, with T-Shirts for sale, stickers and more.
If you are fresh out of uni with a degree in IT or even currently studying, it is the best time to become a free software or open source developer (F/OS) and gain Linux experience. In this article we will talk about what is a free software and open source software and what are the benefits of becoming a F/OS developer.
Editor’s note: Heather Meeker is a shareholder and chair of the IP/IT Licensing and Transactions Group in the international law firm Greenberg Traurig LLP, and a leading authority on open-source software licensing.
Startups stand on the shoulders of giants, developing proprietary applications on top of a software landscape that heavily leverages open source components.
Opensource.com will publish articles focused on where beginners can start in open source from February 17 - 28. These stories will include accounts of first time experiences working for an open source company, working on open source software, and building open source apps. Plus, find useful tips for how you can get your newbie friends into open source.
My understanding is that some of the software in the multiverse repository is open source even if its licensing is not free. For example, maelstrom, if I remember correctly, is open source, but there are issues with the license on the graphics. Regardless, I don't want to introduce closed-source software to my systems, but I don't have Stallman Syndrome either.
As companies like Facebook and Google continue to prove, the benefits of using open source software go well beyond cost-cutting. Open source has evolved into an exceptional way to boost productivity and foster innovation. In fact, open source is quickly becoming an essential element of next-generati ...
In June this year, we launched a new weekly feature on Opensource.com highlighting some of the most interesting open source news from around the web. Each Friday, we share our take on recent open source news from around the globe, including some stories you may know well and some you may have missed.
Open source news for your reading pleasure.December 9-13, 2013We scoured the web for some of this week's most interesting open source-related news stories so you don't have to. Here's what we found: